I recently purchased a new bag (more on that later), and I painfully analyzed every single color the bag came in before actually pulling the trigger on my bag of choice. You see, I’ve never really been a “color person.”

Working in fashion and living in NYC, up until recently, I was your typical all-black-wearing New Yorker. In the summers, I would swap black with light-colored neutrals (I LOVE an all-white look), and the only bright color I would occasionally sport was the red Saint Laurent SDJ that I purchased in 2018.

Then, the pandemic hit, and something in me completely shifted (though really, it started a little bit before). I began to experiment more with color, added in pops of blue, purple, and yellow. I soon realized that anyone can be a color person, and even better, I realized that I liked being one. Fashion is meant to be thrilling and fun. Bags, especially bring us so much joy (it’s why so many of us continue to buy and love designer bags), and what is more joyful than a yellow purse that reminds you of a bright sunny day or an easy, breezy blue bag that is reminiscent of a beachfront vacation?

Nothing, there is nothing better.

For now, I’m still working up to carrying a bag that’s as bold and bright as the clothes I’m wearing, but I’m enjoying the shift in my outfit choices and the mood booster that has come with it. We know that color can evoke feelings and helps us to express more about ourselves, yet still so many people steer clear of the brighter, bolder shades. So tell us:

Are You a Bright Color Bag Person?

Below are some of the bright color bags we’re currently eyeing:

Green Chanel Flap Bottega Veneta Padded Cassette PRADA Tessuto Bag
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Gayle
Gayle
8 months ago

Love this! Color person here from my bags to my clothes and shoes. I only have 1 black bag in my closet a chanel vintage flap. 1 gray balenciaga giant city 1 beige longchamp le pliage but the rest all different colors. I have plenty of pinks because its my favorite color. Rainbows bi and tri colors i love them all. No white bag also i have no idea how to take care of that color and im clumsy at times. My most hated color is brown and apple green. Also im weird because i have plenty of black dresses but im supposed to have red dresses which i have so little of (race is chinese red is our lucky color).

lalarey
lalarey
8 months ago
Reply to  Gayle

I am considering getting a classic flap or reissue in black, because I only own one black bag, and it’s shearling. It’s so hard for me to fall in love with a black bag, I almost never see a black bag that I find to be truly striking, or beautiful. But I also wear a LOT of color, so I know having another, less seasonally bound, black bag could be a useful addition.

Gayle
Gayle
7 months ago
Reply to  lalarey

Right there with you. It is rare for me to fall in love with a black bag and neutral colored bags. The last one i fell in love with was the prada crystal re edition hobo not totally black though because its covered in crystals. And i also love the all black ysl envelope tri quilt flap (hardware is in black too). But other than those the chanel classic flap is the forever black bag in my closet.

psny15
psny15
8 months ago

I love bright colors 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Jaime
Jaime
8 months ago

I am team pop of color. Most of my bags are some crazy color. Yellows, Greens, Blues, and reds. I have been staring at the BV Jodi bag in green.

thefashionableteacher
thefashionableteacher
8 months ago

I don’t like black handbags…BORING. I have one black handbag and one black clutch. I own most colors of the rainbow and some neutrals. One thing I don’t worry about is matching my handbag to my outfit as I carry what fits my needs for the day.

pinksky777
pinksky777
8 months ago

I have that exact bv green mini Jodie and I wore it all spring/summer! It’s bright but it literally goes with everything, much like a neutral tbh. I’m excited to wear it this fall and winter as well. I don’t think all bright colored bags are great year round, but a green is always a cool way to stand out.

Jaime
Jaime
8 months ago
Reply to  pinksky777

Jealous 🙂

Janine
Janine
8 months ago

I looove a good bright colored bag!! They can really make an outfit I feel like. However, since I am still currently trying to build my collection, I definitely still favor neutral (and therefore more versatile) bags, but will for sure go for more colorful ones once I have the staples, that I think I need 🙂
Xx Janine
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JMB
JMB
8 months ago

I am definitely no for every day use. Makes a great editorial look though. I am always bummed because all the best bags on resale sites seem to be odd colors.

Fran
Fran
7 months ago

As someone who wears black pretty exclusively, I am very much team bright bag! I have one black bag – a Gucci Bamboo handle shopper which I love but only use for work, and have no intention of buying another. I need colour in my bags to make my outfits sing, and why have black when there are so many beautifully colourful bags in the world! Yes, there is an argument that more colourful bags don’t do as well on the resale market but I buy them because they make my heart happy and that’s all that matters ❤

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